Dia Adams, Travel Hack TravelingMom

Dia Adams, Travel Hack TravelingMom

Dia Adams is a Mom of two elementary school kids in the DC Metro area. Between growing up foreign service and working in consulting, she built up a serious love of travel that included visiting over 30 countries and living in Thailand, China, and Ireland (where her son was born). With extensive trial (and occasional error) her family has learned to balance passion for travel with the reality of, well, real life with two kids. Dia blogs at TheDealMommy.com to share hacks that help families travel more while still maintaining their savings and sanity.


Giveaway! Win a My Cloud Home: Traveling Mom’s New Favorite Tech Solution

Traveling Mom recently reviewed Western Digital’s My Cloud Home personal storage solution and loved it. The tech solution is not only a one stop shop for all of your vacation photos, it is also a time and money saver. Even better, we’re hosting a My Cloud Home giveaway! My Cloud Home from Western Digital is a solution that keeps all of your digital stuff organized and all in one place. I recently tested the My Cloud Home and am happy to report that it exceeded expectations. The My Cloud Home is a fool-proof way to keep your digital life...

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6 Must Dos at National Harbor With Kids

National Harbor, Maryland is off the radar for many Washington DC visitors. That’s a shame as National Harbor is both right down the river and worlds apart from the nation’s Capitol. Check out DC Native and Travel Hack TravelingMom Dia Adams’ tips for visiting National Harbor with kids. National Where? “I want a girls’ getaway to National Harbor for my birthday party.” My ten-year-old daughter had the right idea. There’s so much to do at National Harbor with kids. We packed up her two best friends and headed over the Woodrow Wilson bridge for a staycation. But before I...

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My Cloud Home Review: A Family Traveler’s New Best Friend

iPhone here, point and shoot there, memories everywhere?  We at Traveling Mom know how you feel! That’s why we were so excited to try out My Cloud Home from Western Digital: a device that keeps all of your digital stuff organized and in one handy virtual storage space. What did we find?  That My Cloud Home not only delivers as promised,  it’s a total no-brainer to use. My Vacation Photos are a Mess! We just returned from six weeks in South America. We hiked Iguazu Falls, dined on a frozen Andes lake and watched endless sunsets- each more picturesque...

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Florida One Way Car Rental Deal: Drive a Car to Florida for $5/Day

It’s one way car rental season again! It’s what? One way car rental season is that magical time in Fall when rental car companies practically give away car rentals because you’re doing them a favor: Getting the cars back to Florida from up north.  You can create an amazing road trip with half the miles and a quarter of the price! Travel Hack Traveling Mom Dia Adams has the scoop on how to score a one way car rental deal. One-Way Car Rental Deal Every Spring and Fall, I look for one-way car rental steals.  Most months of the...

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How to Save on Car Rental: The Traveling Mom Guide

We here at Traveling Mom understand that a car rental can eat up a huge chunk of your vacation budget. Fortunately, there’s no need to break the bank when you get behind the wheel.  Let Travel Hack Traveling Mom show you how to save on your car rental. I often hear from readers that one of the most frustrating parts of the vacation planning process is renting a car. With each company having its own promotions, loyalty programs, and extra fees, you may feel like you’re never going to find the best deal. After close to 100 car rentals,...

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How to Save on Vacation Rentals: Stay Worldwide from $35/Night

Hotel rooms can be both a huge expense and too small for many families. What if there were a way to get an actual condo, not just a room, for as low as $249/week? With flexibility and the right timing your family could be living large for pennies. Travel Hack Traveling Mom Dia Adams shares her top tips for how to save on vacation rentals. Vacation Rentals 101: Should You or Shouldn’t You? We here at Traveling Mom are big fans of living like a local when we travel. However, it’s hard to live locally from a 300 square...

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3 Most Important Things to Know about Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Some variation of the same question popped up at least five times in the last week: on Twitter, on Facebook, in a comment, even at this TravelingMom’s daughter’s Tae Kwon Do practice: “How do I get the most from my travel reward credit cards?” At TravelingMom, we take our points seriously and we are here to help you, too! Here are the secrets to getting the most from travel rewards credit cards. Disclosure: TravelingMom may earn a commission on credit cards approved via links on this page. Opinion is solely that of the author. Before You Begin Before you...

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Southwest Airlines Schedule Update to Jan: Book Your Fall and Holiday Tickets Now!

Southwest Airlines, the go-to airline for budget travelers, has released their new schedule.  You can now book trips up until January 3, 2018.  It’s time to buy those fall and holiday tickets not only to US destinations, but to many cities in the Caribbean and Latin America.   Exciting news today for budget travelers: Southwest Airlines has updated its schedule until November January 3, 2018. This means late fall and holiday 2017 are now bookable on the new Southwest Airlines schedule. So what are you waiting for? Most of you know that Southwest is a go-to airline for flights within the United...

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Using Miles and Points for a Disney Vacation

At Traveling Mom, “We’ve been there” are words we live and breathe. No where are they more true than Disney World. The Traveling Moms collectively have spent years planning and taking Disney Vacations. Along the way we’ve learned a thing or two about how to maximize the fun and minimize the expense. Today we’re going to share our expert tips for using miles and points for a Disney Vacation. Ask most miles and points experts about Disney trips and you’ll get a blank stare. Using miles and points for a Disney vacation is supposed to be notoriously difficult. However,...

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